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Quote of the Day: “Domesecration”

gestation crate VODomesecration is the systemic practice of violence in which social animals are enslaved and biologically manipulated, resulting in their objectification, subordination, and oppression.

Abuse at an Idaho dairy farm.

Abuse at an Idaho dairy farm.

Image: Tetra Pak via Flickr/Creative Commons

So much suffering in one glass of milk. Image: Tetra Pak via Flickr/Creative Commons

“Through domesecration, many species of animals that lived on the earth for millions of years, including several species of large, sociable Eurasian mammals, came to be regarded as mere objects, their very existence recognized only in relation to their exploitation as ‘food animals’ or similar socially constructed positions reflecting various forms of exploitation.”

— David. A. Nibert “Animal Oppression & Human Violence: Domesecration, Capitalism and Global Conflict”

 

I’m currently reading Nibert’s book and wanted to share that quote. I added the images because those came to my mind as I read it.

 

 

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About The Paw Report

I graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 2012, and am admitted to practice law in New York State. I was a member of the New York City Bar Association's Animal Law Committee for three years. I was born and raised in Rhode Island, but moved to New Mexico when I was 18. After dabbling in film for two years, I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Anthropology. I've been living in New York City since 2008, and currently reside in Brooklyn with my boyfriend and our two cats. I am a former organizer with Direct Action Everywhere - New York City.

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3 thoughts on “Quote of the Day: “Domesecration”

  1. powerful, sad, and true – we are becoming so distant from actual life that it seems to have no meaning to anyone any more

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    Posted by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) | June 25, 2014, 11:42 am
  2. thank you for this….of crucial impact and importance!

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    Posted by murphysmission | June 25, 2014, 11:48 am
  3. Hi Rae,
    The photos include in this piece would not be considered graphic-but to me they are-such indignity. Sad!
    Anne

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    Posted by vegangrammie | July 11, 2014, 7:15 pm

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